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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mud dislodged last night in Joya Grande: we need $$ for radios

Hola a everyone.

Just wanted to post quickly that El Salvador is in Yellow Alert according to Civil Proteccion. Schools in vulnerable areas are officially closed. The beach is the most vulnerable at this point, and tide has increased and forces evacuation os those areas.
click here for the report in spanish
Joya Grande was specifically mentioned as an area highly vulnerable and suggested evacuation. Unfortunately, there is no shelter and no where to evacuate these 350 families at this time.

Our team here, Colectivo CEIBA is meeting tommorrow to make contigency plans and look for ways to support Joya Grande.
Im pretty worried, considering hurricane ida was only alerta VERDE and this is AMARILLO!

There is an emergency meetings tommorrow in Joya at 2pm with Mercedes and her emergency committee there. Some mud dislodged from the mountains last night and entered people's houses in Sector Marmonera. I have been on the phone all evening speaking with worried community members, Mercedes, other leaders, CEIBA volunteers, etc. to be prepared for anything.

They have asked for 6 Radios and other equipment for emergency plans and prevention.

Please contact me as soon as possible if you know of anyone willing to donate $$ or has contacts in El Salvador that would donate radios and other emergency equipment.

Thanks. I'll keep posted so check back.

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